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A Planner’s Prescription to Maximize HCP Attendance

Health care professional (HCP) attendance at life sciences company meetings has been healthy over the past several years.

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A Planner’s Prescription to Maximize HCP Attendance

Health care professional (HCP) attendance at life sciences company meetings has been healthy over the past several years.

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Keeping Up With Technology and Client Expectations Gives Independent Planners a Leg Up

Successful businesses stay abreast of how client expectations evolve, and meeting planning companies are no exception.

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Keeping Up With Technology and Client Expectations Gives Independent Planners a Leg Up

Successful businesses stay abreast of how client expectations evolve, and meeting planning companies are no exception.

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First-class Getaways With Rewarding R&R

A top-tier resort course is generally a welcome feature, whether the event is an incentive, sales training conference, annual meeting or client-facing program. The same is true of a luxury spa, which provides the ultimate respite from the rigors of the meeting schedule.

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First-class Getaways With Rewarding R&R

A top-tier resort course is generally a welcome feature, whether the event is an incentive, sales training conference, annual meeting or client-facing program. The same is true of a luxury spa, which provides the ultimate respite from the rigors of the meeting schedule.

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Creative Strategies to Make Your Message Come Alive

A planner’s reputation in part depends on attendees’ reaction to the event; and the entertainment component, like the cuisine, is one of those features that tends to color the entire experience.

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Creative Strategies to Make Your Message Come Alive

A planner’s reputation in part depends on attendees’ reaction to the event; and the entertainment component, like the cuisine, is one of those features that tends to color the entire experience.

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Unique Cultural Experiences Await Groups in Many Lesser-known Gaming Locales

Las Vegas and Atlantic City remain the hotbeds of the industry, but Hollywood, Florida, Biloxi, Mississippi, King of Prussia, Pennsylvania and Ridgefield, Washington are in the game, too.

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Unique Cultural Experiences Await Groups in Many Lesser-known Gaming Locales

Las Vegas and Atlantic City remain the hotbeds of the industry, but Hollywood, Florida, Biloxi, Mississippi, King of Prussia, Pennsylvania and Ridgefield, Washington are in the game, too.

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Building Interest From Coast to Coast

Long-established meeting destinations such as Atlantic City, New York and Las Vegas thrive in part on a certain nostalgic appeal.

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Building Interest From Coast to Coast

Long-established meeting destinations such as Atlantic City, New York and Las Vegas thrive in part on a certain nostalgic appeal.

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New Learning Opportunities for Hot Topics and Meeting Planning Challenges of the Day

Ongoing education is a must in the profession. Certificate programs such as the CMP and CMM provide tactical and strategic foundations, but beyond that, successful planners feel the need to stay current on a variety of topics.

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New Learning Opportunities for Hot Topics and Meeting Planning Challenges of the Day

Ongoing education is a must in the profession. Certificate programs such as the CMP and CMM provide tactical and strategic foundations, but beyond that, successful planners feel the need to stay current on a variety of topics.

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The Art of Scrimping and Saving on Everything — Except the Attendee Experience

The guiding principle for any cost-saving strategy should be to preserve the quality of the experience for the attendees, because that is the basis for ROI.

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The Art of Scrimping and Saving on Everything — Except the Attendee Experience

The guiding principle for any cost-saving strategy should be to preserve the quality of the experience for the attendees, because that is the basis for ROI.

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Negotiating Controversial Clauses and Contentious Seller's Market Conditions

Convention center and hotel contracts are evolving documents sensitive to both market conditions and new risks that need to be managed. The anti-discrimination clause is a prominent example.

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Negotiating Controversial Clauses and Contentious Seller's Market Conditions

Convention center and hotel contracts are evolving documents sensitive to both market conditions and new risks that need to be managed. The anti-discrimination clause is a prominent example.

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Force Majeure, as Recent Natural Disasters Have Shown, Is Just One of Many Sticky Issues Planners Face in Today’s Contract Negotiation

The current climate, both meteorological and political, is far from stable: Hurricanes Irma, Harvey and Maria; North Korea’s missile tests; and possible terror attacks have all been in the headlines.

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Force Majeure, as Recent Natural Disasters Have Shown, Is Just One of Many Sticky Issues Planners Face in Today’s Contract Negotiation

The current climate, both meteorological and political, is far from stable: Hurricanes Irma, Harvey and Maria; North Korea’s missile tests; and possible terror attacks have all been in the headlines.

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